The release date of the MMO Lost Ark has been postponed to the beginning of 2022, as the developers write in a blog post on the game’s official website. However, a closed beta should take place in November of this year.
The extremely popular MMO Lost Ark should actually come to us in the West this year. The developers have now announced in a blog post on the game’s official website that the title will not appear until the beginning of 2022.
A technical alpha was held in June of this year, which allowed the first testers to try out the title. After that, the developers were very busy translating texts, fixing bugs and preparing the infrastructure for the servers. As you write in your post, there is still a lot of work to be done to give the title the quality that its players “deserve”.
The release of the title has been postponed, but interested players will still get a chance to play Lost Ark this year. There will be a closed beta for the game from November 4th to 9th and feedback from the community will help in the further development of the title. Buyers of the Lost Ark Founder’s Pack will get guaranteed access to the beta, everyone else can register for it on the game’s page and, with luck, receive a key.
The developers also state that they want to publish an update on previous development work every month in the future in order to be more “open” with the community. In addition, the official forum and an official Discord server for the game will open their doors this October, where players can share and discuss their experiences in the closed beta.
This announcement received rather negative reactions on Reddit. Some users speculate that the title has just been postponed so that it doesn’t compete with Amazon Game Studios’ new MMO, New World. Amazon Games also acts as a publisher for Lost Ark for the West.
Regardless of whether this is actually the case or the developers really need a little more time to put the finishing touches to the title, it is definitely a shame that the waiting time for Lost Ark has now become a little longer.